Trade Union Rights

27 September 2021 05:02

India: Thousands of workers protest public fund misuse, politicised COVID-19 response

 

More than 10,000 workers stormed the streets of Bengaluru in India on 20 September 2021 to protest the misuse of public funds under the Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (BOCW). Read more...


14 September 2021 06:25

BWI, together with fellow Global Union Federations, ITUC-Asia Pacific, and the ITUC/Global Unions Washington Office, issued a position paper on the review and update of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement to promote and respect international labour standards in the international financial institution. Read more...


06 September 2021 02:43

To sustain the momentum and gains of the campaign to protect jobs and wages amidst a pandemic, BWI in Africa and the Middle East elected its new regional leaders on the occasion of its 4th Regional Conference held on 30-31 August.
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16 August 2021 06:04

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins different trade unions, social movements, political parties and other non-government organisations in the region in condemning the Thai government’s harassment of Building and Wood Industrial Council of Thailand (BWICT) leader Tanaporn Wijan and trade union leaders Suthila Leunkam, Sriprai Nonsee, and Sia Jampathong for exercising their freedom of expression and right to free assembly. Read more...


11 August 2021 12:14

UNITE, the United Kingdom’s biggest construction union, is fighting to secure union access to all HS2 sites from London to Birmingham to ensure that workers receive fair renumeration and enjoy healthy and safe working environments.
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19 July 2021 08:58

After five years of trade union struggle, the state-owned enterprise KVARSYT in Ukraine shelled out UAH 5 million (USD 183,070) to its workers as partial payment to the wage debt it owed to them, on top of the UAH 1.2 million (USD 43,936) paid to the workers’ pension fund as social security contributions. Read more...


15 July 2021 03:58

Fifty-four (54) workers of the ASD Laminate Factory in Düzce, Turkey were dismissed as a result of their membership to the BWI-affiliated Turkish Wood and Paper Industry Workers’ Union (AGAC-IS). Read more...


02 July 2021 05:14

The newly-elected state government of Tamil Nadu in India has reconstituted the state’s construction workers’ welfare board headed by Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Central Union (TKTMS) President Ponkumar Ponnuswamy. Read more...


30 June 2021 09:35

Abuses of the right to strike, the right to establish and join a trade union, the right to trade union activities and civil liberties and the right to free speech and assembly are at an eight-year high, according to the ITUC’s annual Global Rights Index.Read more...